Charlie Sommers comments

Posted in: Starbucks Japan moves into spring with Banana Almond Milk Frappuccino See in context

@Addfwyn. Move over and make room for another black coffee drinker. I love the taste of coffee and don't try to make it into a dessert.

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Posted in: McDonald’s Japan expands rice burger menu with first-ever rice fish burger See in context

It mightn't be the healthiest food on the planet but there is no great harm in occasionally eating something just because it tastes good. Probably shouldn't do it daily though.

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Posted in: Crafting the perfect sake in Kanagawa See in context

Nothing was as comforting during the chilly autumns I spent in Japan as a meal of nabiyaki udon accompanied by a tokkuri or two of warmed sake. A true taste treat.

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Posted in: Fly me to the moon: Billionaire Maezawa seeks 8 passengers for lunar trip See in context

@theFu, You have to admit the Earth is still a pretty nice place with decent food.

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Posted in: Mos Burger adds sliced bread to their menus See in context

Give me pumpernickel or give me death, well...a dutch rub anyway.

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Posted in: Panasonic begins crowdfunding for new companion robot NICOBO See in context

I live in a home with four flatulent cats and I myself pass gas quite frequently. I fail to see how a farting robot would bring any additional joy to my life.

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Posted in: 2-year-old girl on bike dies, mother injured after being hit by car See in context

Before this man is condemned in the court of public opinion I would like to pass on a description of what happened to a friend who had a probable petit mal seizure at my dinner table years ago. He was sitting at the table when he suddenly pitched forward and put his face in his plate of food. He then fell from his chair onto the floor. He recovered immediately and is still around 40 years later with no reoccurrence. I hate to think what the outcome could have been if he had been driving at the time.

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Posted in: Hives, chills reported following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan See in context

I took an antibiotic for an infection and broke out in a very itchy rash, my doctor changed the prescription and I was cured. I didn't condemn all antibiotics, individuals react differently to the same things.

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Posted in: British PM Johnson backs Tokyo's hosting of Olympics See in context

@Sven Asai, He could go for a buzzcut or a shaved head, either one would look more appealing than the bird's nest he presently sports atop his bonce.

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Posted in: Ramen chain releases gyoza taco and okonomiyaki hot dogs See in context

Yes! Yes! Yes!

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Posted in: Various rumors swirling around 'painful' corona vaccination See in context

I have had both my Moderna vaccinations and neither one caused undue pain at the injection site. The second injection caused a bit of lethargy and some joint pain for a few days but I'm happy I had it.

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Posted in: Smartphone case features cat mom nursing kittens See in context

Being a cat lover I can only say, "kawaii".

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Posted in: Beef katsu and yakiniku bowls is a meat marriage made in heaven See in context

Sounds like a carnivore's dream come true! Can I have some kimchi on the side?

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Posted in: The return of 'Terrace House'? Seina and Noah star in new series of the reality show See in context

I spend my daily life mired in reality. For escapism and entertainment I prefer fiction and even fantasy.

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Posted in: Want a stronger world after COVID-19? Choose more women leaders See in context

Four thousand or so years of predominately testosterone rule have left the world in pretty rough shape. Let's give the girls a chance and see if they can make things right.

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Posted in: Godiva curry bread from a convenience store? Only in Japan…but should it exist at all? See in context

The Mexicans discovered long ago that chocolate can enhance savory foods, thus mole was born. I make a chili colorado that includes chocolate and it receives rave reviews.

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Posted in: Pandemic cuisine: Odd pairings, old favorites on the menu See in context

I love natto but have never tried it as a sandwich. My lunch today shall be nato and onion on wholegrain bread.

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Posted in: Man flashes girl, asks how she rates him on 1-10 scale, then pays her ¥3,000 See in context

Toshihiro said;

"That 3,00 yen won't be enough for the therapy sessions to make them forget what they saw. At least they got paid and were left unhurt."

In pre WW-2 days when communal bathing was popular did all the girls need therapy?

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Posted in: Jane Fonda to receive Golden Globes' Cecil B DeMille Award See in context

As a disabled vet of that war I thank Jane Fonda for her peace activism. Anyone who pays attention to what she has had to say about the controversial photo op should remember that it was done on the spur of the moment and she immediately realized that it had been a mistake. Let those who have never erred cast stones.

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Posted in: Body of elderly woman found inside refrigerator in Tokyo apartment See in context

Oxycodin, you are jumping to conclusions. The article doesn't say the elderly woman was murdered. It's possible she died of natural causes and the distraught daughter didn't know what to do.

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Posted in: Sapporo to release limited-edition Adult Choc Mint beer See in context

Give me beer that conforms to the German Reinheitsgebot or give me death. Well..maybe not death, but just a hard Dutch Rub.

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Posted in: 3 men found dead inside tent in Chiba forest See in context

Several years ago a friend of mine, who was the step-daughter of the famous Johnny Cash, died from carbon monoxide inhalation. I hope that Rosie Nix is resting in peace and I wish the same for these gentlemen. Death is an indiscriminate visitor.

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Posted in: Unity has long been a theme, and anxiety, for new U.S. presidents See in context

"Arresting peaceful protestors and silencing opinions is probably not the best way forward then."

So you think the people carrying racist confederate battle flags while chanting "hang Mike Pence" and in possession of plastic hand-restraints for probable hostage taking were peaceful protestors? I am both shocked and saddened by your naiveness.

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Posted in: Sapporo decides to sell new beer with English mistake on label See in context

Incorrect spellings don't just happen to the Japanese. When I was stationed at Yokota AB as an air traffic controller back in the 1960s the AF printed a proficiency manual with the printed name "proficeincy manual" on the cover.

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Posted in: Korea Town See in context

I would like to see Japan and Korea develop a relationship as close as the one that exists between the USA and the UK. We may not be the best pals but we share many interests. Let's all try living in peace.

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Posted in: Fukuoka town erects 7-meter gorilla scarecrow as symbol of strength against COVID-19 See in context

Adding a bit of lightness to a dire situation does no harm and actually may give hope to many. I thank the people of Fukuoka-ken and cheer for the gorilla's success.

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Posted in: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden inauguration See in context

The inauguration itself is the greatest entertainment, a man who will restore some of our national pride in the eyes of the world will be taking the helm.

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Posted in: KFC Japan’s Creamy Croquette Chicken Filet Sandwich wants to comfort you this winter See in context

Well...I must differ with the above commenters. It may not be health food but an occasional treat won't damage you that much. Don't eat them on a daily basis but you could probably eat one every now and then and live through it. I would love to try one. They had me at sakura shrimp and lobster sauce.

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Posted in: Heavy snow temporarily strands 90 vehicles on central Japan highway See in context

I am always amazed by things that some can give a downvote to.

"P. SmithJan. 8  07:25 am JST

Hope everyone was safe."

How could this possibly be voted down by a rational person???

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Posted in: Easy fix to avoid skin forming on hot milk See in context

The skin atop your warm milk or pudding is the best part. Just slurp it off!

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